Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 575 628 598
Rank change year-on-year +53 -30 -63
Contract jobs citing IPsec 284 267 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 2.01% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 169 165
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +14.65%
10th Percentile £304 £282 £300
90th Percentile £596 £575 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £425
% change year-on-year -1.54% -4.41% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 6
UK median hourly rate £13.17 £43.96 £37.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.04% +17.86% -22.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £37.09 £20.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.67 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.59 £43.96 £11.13
% change year-on-year -71.37% +295.12% -76.74%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,445 13,314 12,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.62% 13.35% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,033 8,199 7,669
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 722 752
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.02 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -4.93% -23.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% - -30.91%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 274 £500 +9.47% 11
UK excluding London +19 152 £400 -1.54% 12
London +54 129 £519 +3.75%
South East +3 59 £333 -21.65% 6
North of England +36 40 £525 +16.67% 3
Midlands +42 36 £438 +48.94%
West Midlands +33 31 £413 -
North West +26 25 £550 +48.65% 2
Yorkshire +15 15 £500 +14.29% 1
Scotland +27 6 £250 -20.63% 1
East of England -2 6 £411 +9.67% 1
East Midlands +26 5 £452 +57.31%
South West -29 3 £400 -10.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 169 (59.51%) TCP/IP
2 155 (54.58%) VPN
3 147 (51.76%) Firewall
4 146 (51.41%) DNS
5 137 (48.24%) SSL
5 137 (48.24%) Cisco
6 125 (44.01%) DHCP
7 115 (40.49%) Linux
8 105 (36.97%) BGP
9 99 (34.86%) Cisco Certification
10 97 (34.15%) FTP
11 95 (33.45%) HTTP
11 95 (33.45%) WAN
11 95 (33.45%) OSPF
12 93 (32.75%) Configuration Management
13 90 (31.69%) DevOps
14 89 (31.34%) Puppet
15 86 (30.28%) Jenkins
16 84 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
16 84 (29.58%) Java
17 82 (28.87%) Open Source
18 81 (28.52%) CCNP
19 77 (27.11%) LAN
19 77 (27.11%) Data Centre
19 77 (27.11%) Travis CI
20 61 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (21.13%) MPLS
22 59 (20.77%) Security Cleared
23 56 (19.72%) F5
23 56 (19.72%) Microsoft

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (13.38%) nginx
2 31 (10.92%) Apache
2 31 (10.92%) IIS
2 31 (10.92%) Tomcat
3 30 (10.56%) Jetty
3 30 (10.56%) Mongrel
3 30 (10.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.79%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (14.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 31 (10.92%) Google App Engine
5 20 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (3.87%) Amazon S3
6 11 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (3.17%) Serverless
8 7 (2.46%) Office 365
9 6 (2.11%) IaaS
10 3 (1.06%) PaaS
11 2 (0.70%) SaaS
12 1 (0.35%) Akamai
12 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 169 (59.51%) TCP/IP
2 155 (54.58%) VPN
3 147 (51.76%) Firewall
4 146 (51.41%) DNS
5 137 (48.24%) SSL
6 125 (44.01%) DHCP
7 105 (36.97%) BGP
8 97 (34.15%) FTP
9 95 (33.45%) HTTP
9 95 (33.45%) OSPF
9 95 (33.45%) WAN
10 77 (27.11%) LAN
11 60 (21.13%) MPLS
12 54 (19.01%) Wireless
13 50 (17.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
15 47 (16.55%) EIGRP
16 45 (15.85%) VLAN
17 44 (15.49%) VoIP
18 41 (14.44%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.72%) MySQL
2 53 (18.66%) MongoDB
3 51 (17.96%) NoSQL
3 51 (17.96%) RDBMS
3 51 (17.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.06%) MS Access
6 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (30.28%) Jenkins
2 77 (27.11%) Travis CI
3 8 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.70%) Maven
5 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.35%) Hudson
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (10.21%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.04%) Finance
3 6 (2.11%) Billing
4 4 (1.41%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.41%) Retail
5 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (42.61%) Network Engineer
2 70 (24.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (5.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 13 (4.58%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) Consultant
6 12 (4.23%) Network Support
6 12 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) Security Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
7 10 (3.52%) Architect
8 9 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (3.17%) IP Network Engineer
9 8 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (2.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (2.82%) Developer
9 8 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (2.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.68%) .NET
2 30 (10.56%) Servlets
3 28 (9.86%) J2EE
4 24 (8.45%) 802.1X
5 16 (5.63%) Web Services
6 8 (2.82%) LDAP
6 8 (2.82%) ModSecurity
7 5 (1.76%) JSON
8 2 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.70%) Kafka
8 2 (0.70%) Keycloak
8 2 (0.70%) SOAP
8 2 (0.70%) YAML
9 1 (0.35%) CSS
9 1 (0.35%) HTML
9 1 (0.35%) Velocity
9 1 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 77 (27.11%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.80%) PKI
3 15 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.76%) Replication
7 4 (1.41%) CESG
7 4 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.06%) CMDB
8 3 (1.06%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.70%) CCTV
9 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.70%) MPEG
9 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) IPTV
10 1 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 115 (40.49%) Linux
2 38 (13.38%) Windows
3 22 (7.75%) Unix
4 14 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.87%) CentOS
6 9 (3.17%) Debian
7 4 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) VMS
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (32.75%) Configuration Management
2 90 (31.69%) DevOps
3 84 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (28.87%) Open Source
5 53 (18.66%) Microservices
6 50 (17.61%) Test Automation
7 46 (16.20%) Target Operating Model
7 46 (16.20%) Thought Leadership
8 41 (14.44%) OO
8 41 (14.44%) OOP
9 39 (13.73%) Load Balancing
10 35 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (10.21%) Migration
13 25 (8.80%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (8.10%) High Availability
15 21 (7.39%) Change Management
16 18 (6.34%) Network Management
17 17 (5.99%) Project Management
18 16 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 84 (29.58%) Java
2 18 (6.34%) Python
3 11 (3.87%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.17%) SQL
5 6 (2.11%) Perl
6 4 (1.41%) Ruby
7 3 (1.06%) C
7 3 (1.06%) Go
7 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.70%) C++
8 2 (0.70%) PHP
8 2 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) Groovy
9 1 (0.35%) R
9 1 (0.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 99 (34.86%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (28.52%) CCNP
3 59 (20.77%) Security Cleared
4 48 (16.90%) SC Cleared
5 38 (13.38%) CCNA
6 25 (8.80%) CCIE
7 20 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (4.23%) JNCIA
9 10 (3.52%) CCDP
10 6 (2.11%) CCIP
11 5 (1.76%) CISSP
12 4 (1.41%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.41%) CISA
12 4 (1.41%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.41%) Degree
12 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.41%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.06%) HP ASE
13 3 (1.06%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) QA
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.41%) GDPR
3 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.06%) PMO
4 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.70%) NCSC
5 2 (0.70%) RMADS
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 51 (17.96%) Virtual Machines
2 48 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (10.56%) Xen
4 24 (8.45%) Active Directory
5 22 (7.75%) Docker
6 8 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.82%) Snort
6 8 (2.82%) Squid
7 5 (1.76%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.76%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.41%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.41%) IAG
9 3 (1.06%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.06%) vSphere
9 3 (1.06%) XenApp
9 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.70%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.35%) iptables
11 1 (0.35%) NFS
11 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 89 (31.34%) Puppet
2 46 (16.20%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (9.51%) Kubernetes
4 26 (9.15%) Ansible
4 26 (9.15%) Terraform
5 21 (7.39%) FortiGate
6 11 (3.87%) Packer
7 10 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (2.82%) HAProxy
8 8 (2.82%) Kibana
9 7 (2.46%) Nagios
9 7 (2.46%) Salt
10 6 (2.11%) Cacti
10 6 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.41%) Opsview
11 4 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco CME
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (48.24%) Cisco
2 56 (19.72%) F5
2 56 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 53 (18.66%) VMware
4 49 (17.25%) Juniper
5 48 (16.90%) CheckPoint
6 41 (14.44%) Google
7 37 (13.03%) SolarWinds
8 34 (11.97%) Palo Alto
9 25 (8.80%) Citrix
10 21 (7.39%) NetApp
11 15 (5.28%) HP
11 15 (5.28%) Meraki
12 13 (4.58%) Aruba
12 13 (4.58%) Fortinet
13 11 (3.87%) Aerohive Networks
14 10 (3.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 8 (2.82%) Dynatrace
16 7 (2.46%) Blue Coat
16 7 (2.46%) Riverbed